Showing posts from October, 2009

10 Films just in time for Halloween.

With Halloween right around the corner, many people are gearing up for costume parties, horror movie marathons, or taking a younger sibling trick or treating. (Or perhaps you're trick or treating for unicef?) With not so great horror movies like 'Saw VI' and 'The Stepfather' out in theaters now, I've decided to run down my top 10 favorite horror films that are available to rent. They make for a great, scary, and some times even amusing fun. 1) The Exorcist Often proclaimed as 'The Scariest Movie of all time" The Exorcist does live up to those expectations. Back in 1973 when this film was released, it caused so much hysteria people were fainting in theaters, rushing out of them, One woman allegedly even had a heart attack. While today's generation might not be so sheltered when it comes to gore, the idea of this movie is still a scary one. Linda Blair (only 12 when she shot this) gives an unbelievable performance as Regan, the poor girl that'

Review: Whip It

I have to start by saying that I am a die-hard Ellen Page fan! I've seen nearly everything she is in and I always love her performance. In 'Whip It' she's no different. She shines in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut. 'Whip It" follows Bliss Cavender (Page) who's mother (Marcia Gay Harden) puts her through the family tradition of beauty pageants and winning crowns. Bliss is not amused by this and when she stumbles upon a roller derby term. She's found her vice. A team of tough chicks that call themselves the "Hurl Scouts". Bliss is at first wary, but she fits right in. One of the things that made "Whip It" so good was the cinematography during the roller derby scenes. Drew apparently used hand held cameras to shoot most of them, but it doesn't come off as cheap and grainy. It's fun, and perfect for the mood. The supporting cast is great as well, although Page is arguably the best in the film, Kristen Wiig, Zoe Be

Review: Zombieland

"Zombieland" is a horror/comedy directed by Ruben Fleischer. It may not be the first to tackle the zombie franchise, but it's one of the best. Perfectly balanced with gore, humor, and surprises. 'Zombieland' is one of the best horror/comedies out there. Great writing, over-the-top zombie killing and witty characters make this little gem shine. Our story follows Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg: 'Adventureland', 'The Squid and the Whale') He's one of the last few people on earth that hasn't turned into a zombie. He shares with us his "rules" on how to survive Zombieland, and they flash across during every demenstration. He meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson: No Country for Old Me) by this point they explain that they use the names of the cities they are from, so that they do not get to close to their newly found travel companions. Tallahassee is very tough and badass, he loves killing zombies and he's been on a serious hunt for a